2023 Birthday Party Guide | Chicago Moms Network

Thank you for making the Chicago Moms Network Birthday Party Guide a part of your family’s planning process! We’ve curated a detailed list of our favorite birthday party locations, vendors, and entertainment to hopefully make throwing the perfect party a little easier. From face painting and balloons, to ninja obstacles – there’s a little something for kids of all ages!

Are we missing your favorite local business in our list? Feel free to reach out to [email protected] with suggestions!

Altitude Chicago

404 N Armour St.

Altitude Chicago is the first and only indoor trampoline park and family entertainment center in the City! With nearly 35,000 square feet and 14 unique attractions, there is something for guests of all ages! Altitude Chicago is open 7 days a week for open jump with dedicated Toddler Time every* Monday-Friday from 9am-11am. Monthly Memberships are available! Ranked one of the City’s best indoor play spaces for birthday parties, Altitude Chicago takes all the stress out of party planning! Visit altitudechicago.com for more information. 

Age: 2-99

Limit on Guest #: N/A

Parking Options: FREE parking lot adjacent to business; street parking available

Food & Beverage: Yes



Junior Chefs Kitchen

2448 North Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
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Junior Chefs Kitchen provides hands-on cooking classes infused with nutrition education for children.

We believe in increasing access to the essential health information of food and nutrition by empowering youth with cooking skills and healthy eating resources that are good for people, the planet and our community.

Our Birthday Parties are 2 hours making your recipe of choice with friends and family, celebrating over cupcakes, and building memories!  All plates, cutlery, napkins included. We take care of the set up and clean up so you, your child and guests can relax and have fun.

Age: 4-18 (for birthday parties; our classes start at 2)

Limit on Guest #: Up to 30 children

Parking Options: Plenty of street parking available during the day

Food & Beverage: Yes, we offer decor packages, additional food & beverage packages (adult platters and birthday cake add-on). More details here: https://www.juniorchefskitchen.com/programs/parties

Discount for Chicago Moms Network Followers: $100 off using code: CHIMOMSBP100



Bubbles Academy

900 N Michigan and 2184 N Elston
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Celebrations are our specialty! Join us for an art, play and fun-filled party at our 900 N Michigan location or in Bucktown inside our preschool building or outside on our nature playground and under our big-top event tent!

Age: 0-6

Limit on Guest #: varies per location, outdoor playground party has most flexibility 

Parking Options: $10 parking in the garage at 900 N Michigan, free parking lot at 2184 N Elston

Food & Beverage: Bring your own food!

Discount for Chicago Moms Network Followers:$50 off your party when you mention ChicagoMoms when booking



Ultimate Ninjas Chicago

2500 W. Bradley Place, Unit H, Chicago, IL 60618
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Kids love Ultimate Ninjas birthday parties! If you’re looking for a fun, active, energy filled idea for your kids birthday party you’ve come to the right place! At Chicago Ultimate Ninjas your ninja party guests, both young and old, can take full advantage of our many obstacle courses, ninja challenges, and equipment!

Age: 5-13 (guests turning 5 w/ some 4 year olds attending is ok)

Limit on Guest #: 45 (this is kids participating), adults are not included in this number

Parking Options: Big parking lot with plenty of parking!

Food & Beverage: Pizza, Gatorade and goody bags purchased through Ultimate Ninjas.  Can bring in own snacks or birthday treats



ClimbZone Chicago

2500 W. Bradley Pl, Suite M, Chicago IL 60618
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Children of all ages will be mesmerized by our 25ft tall artistically themed climbing walls, high ropes course, zipline, laser tag arena, spinning bumper cars, arcades and soft play zone. We have party packages to suit all ages, group sizes and budgets.

Age: 2-92

Limit on Guest #: None

Parking Options: Tons of free parking. There are free parking lots outside our front door, and on the west, north and south sides of our facility.

Food & Beverage: Our restaurant, Summit Café, serves a variety of tasty food selections including appetizers, pizzas, handhelds, salads, cupcakes and deserts. Menu here. We do not allow any outside food except birthday cakes if you have reserved a party room with us.



The Paintbrush … a hands-on ART studio for kids

2446 N. Clark, Chicago 60614

CREATE AND CELEBRATE! We Put the ART in pARTy! The Paintbrush offers unique ART Celebrations for children ages 4 and up (drop-off), (and for adults, too). Intimate setting, great  ART project options, time for cake/food. We do all the work, you relax and have fun! Plus, options for goody bags, balloons, tattoos, and more!

Age: 4+ 

Limit on Guest #: 21 

Parking Options: Side street/meter

Food & Beverage: Yes!

Discount for Chicago Moms Network Followers: Mention Chicago Moms for free goody bag or t-shirt for your birthday child



Stages Chicago

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Let Stages provide our special brand of birthday magic at your child’s next party as professional performers bring your child’s favorite stories to life in an interactive show that will have them singing, dancing, & playing along. Whether you are hosting your party at home and in need of entertainment or looking for a party venue that will plan your child’s special day from start to finish, Stages has a package to fit your needs.

Age: 1-10yr
Travel Area: Travel fee applies for parties that take place out of the city.
Other Important Info: Please note, Stages Chicago is NOT a look-a-like company. While our teaching artists will be costumed in accordance with the theme of your child’s party, we make no guarantee that our staff will resemble the characters themselves as pride ourselves on employing a diverse team of performers. The purpose of our party entertainment is to help your child bring their favorite songs, stories, and characters to life in a fun, interactive, and developmentally appropriate way.


The Music Playhouse of Chicago


Invite us to your home/venue for an energetic, interactive, custom tailored music class for your child and their family and friends! Features non-stop singing, dancing, music games, and more for the whole family to enjoy together! 45 minutes, up to 25 kids. Teacher will bring enough instruments/props for all children to actively participate together. Starting at $250.

Age: 0-5yr
Travel Area:Anywhere! A travel fee will apply for 3+ miles from our service area.
Discount for Chicago Moms Followers: 10% off!


5 Balloons LLC

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Transform ordinary events into extraordinary memories with our expert balloon decorations, enchanting face painting, and mesmerizing balloon twisting. At 5 BALLOONS LLC, we’re not just passionate about creating stunning decor; we’re dedicated to sharing our skills through balloon decor workshops. Let us bring color and joy to your special moments, or join us in mastering the art of balloon decor!

Age: All ages!
Travel Area: Chicago, Northwest Suburbs, North Chicago
Discount for Chicago Moms Network Followers?: $20 for face painting – Chicagomoms20


Harmony Learning Center

725 W Wrightwood Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
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Harmony is a great place for birthday parties for kids ages 1-5 years! Families can bring their own decoration, food and cake or let us take care of all these for them! Add-ons are also available to make the party even more fun (eg. face painting, music class)!
Age: 1-5 years
Limit on Guest #: 40-45
Parking Options: Wrightwood has non-zoned parking and Burling is zone 143. Metered parking is available nearby on Halsted!
Food & Beverage: Bring your own or let us take care of that for you! 
Discount for Chicago Moms Network Followers?: 10% Discount 


Kidcreate Studio

3709 N Southport Ave
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Making a Mess is the Best at Kidcreate Studio! Our enthusiastic teachers oversee the party from start to finish, including clean up! Host a party knowing your child and their friends are being inspired, creative and educated
Age: 3-13 years
Limit on Guest #: 24
Parking Options: Street Parking
Food & Beverage:No, but you can bring your own!
Discount for Chicago Moms Network Followers?: 10% Discount if you mention Chicago Moms!


A Fairytale Ballet

3234 N Southport Ave + 2243 W North Ave
Lakeview – 773-477-4488 + Bucktown – 773-606-0318
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With the wave of our ballet wand, your child’s birthday party will be truly unique.  Birthday Party Packages are available for both In-Studio and In-Home celebrations and will leave you and your ballerina happily ever after!  A ballerina hostess leads the festivities with tutus, bubbles and birthday dances, then the chosen Fairytale Ballet story is read. Each dancer is adorned in a character costume and the Fairytale Ballet comes to life with coordinating music, props and dances. Book with a surprise princess to have your fairytale character (Cinderella, Ariel, Belle & more choices) surprise your birthday girl and guests with magical photo ops and birthday festivities. Party favors for each guest!
Age:Fairytale Ballet Party: Ages 2-6 + Prima Ballerina or Pop Star Party (Ages 6-9)
Limit on Guest #: 15
Parking Options:Street parking available at Bucktown + Lakeview Locations
Food & Beverage packages available?: No, however a table is provided for cake time & food set-up


Purple Monkey Playroom

2040 N. Western Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647
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Treat yourself to a relaxing celebration while our staff handles all of the details.

Winner of several awards for best birthday party venue, our playroom offers completely flexible and customized party packages and also welcomes any outside food, drink and decoration and entertainment at no extra charge. 

Age: 1st-6th Birthday
Limit on Guest #: Up to 65 max
Parking Options: Free Street Parking
Food & Beverage: Yes
Discount for Chicago Moms Network Followers?:One dozen free cupcakes with Plus or Grand Packages. Not valid on previously booked celebrations.


CAMP Chicago

647 W North Avenue, Chicago, IL 60610
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Hold on to your party hats: CAMP wants to help you celebrate your kid’s big day. Our magical spaces and incredible counselors make it all happen!
Age: Any
Limit on Guest #: Dependent on guest package
Parking Options: Guests may park in the North+Vine parking garage at 633 W. North Ave. Guests MAY NOT park in the Presence Center for Health parking lot next door.
Food & Beverage: Bring your own!


Fit City Kids

2540 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago IL 60625
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When it comes to party venues, Fit City Kids knocks it out of the park. We can host just about anything! With 10,000 square feet at your disposal, we have space for birthday pirates of all sizes, private parties, and even family banquets. Don’t wait, space books quickly!

Age: 0 – 12
Limit on Guest #: 35 – unlimited
Parking Options: Free Parking Lot
Food & Beverage: BYO


Skydeck Chicago

233 S. Wacker Drive Chicago, IL 60606
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Happy Birthday, celebrate at Skydeck Chicago.  Host your birthday party at Skydeck’s new party room!

Package includes:

  • Tickets to the Skydeck Experience & The Ledge
  • Lower-Level Party Room
  • Day of party coordinator
  • Food – Giordano’s Pizza
  • Scavenger hunt
  • One printed photo and one digital photo
  • Special gift for the guest of honor

$499 for birthday child and 9 guests – $45 each additional guest

For an unforgettable birthday party contact: Sam Krause T 312.875.9803 [email protected]

Age: Ages 3 and up
Parking Options: Parking available at Tower Garage and Traders Garage for a discounted rate through Skydeck
Food & Beverage: Giordano’s Pizza Package


All About Dance

501 W North Ave Chicago, IL 60610
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Are you looking for a customized, exciting, dance party that your dancer will remember for years to come? From your theme, to your favorite song, style and teacher we are here every step of the way to make your dancers and their friends create memories that will last forever!

Age: All ages!

Limits on # of Guests: 15 dancers included in cost- additional dancers are $25 each

Parking Options: Parking lot behind Black Barrel Tavern

Food & Beverage: Bring your own!



Kids Clay Room

2646 N Halsted St. Chicago IL 60614
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Children work with wet clay and clay tools to create fun ceramic pieces. Birthday child can pick a customizable project for the group to make and our instructors provide directions and guidance. 

Age: Ages 5 and up

Limit on # of Guests: 16-18

Parking Options: Street Parking

Food & Beverage:Bring your own. We set up separate tables with tablecloths,  plates, forks etc. 



One Strange Bird

2124 W Division St.
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Happy Birthday, Let One Strange Bird help celebrate your child’s birthday. At a One Strange Bird birthday party, your child and their friends will each create a take-home art project with the help of an awesome instructor.

Age: 2+

Limit on # of Guests: 20
Parking Options: Street Parking
Food & Beverage: Yes
Travel Area: 20 miles, $75
Discount for Chicago Moms Network Followers: 10% Discount


My Gym South Loop

1333 S Wabash
(312) 600-9772
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At My Gym, every party is a perfectly-designed celebration created especially for YOU! Whether you’re planning your little one’s precious 1st birthday or your big kid’s 10th birthday bash, our talented party staff will create a unique, exciting, and entertaining program for your child’s special day.

Age: Ages 4 months – 10 years old
Limit on # of Guests: 25 Children Guests, 50-60 adults
Parking Options:Metered Street Parking, Spot Hero Lot, 1122 S Wabash parking lot
Food & Beverage packages available?: Yes
Discount for Chicago Moms Network Followers:Yes, $50 Off of Premier and Deluxe party packages.


My Gym Chicago

1730 W Fullerton Ave
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Birthday Parties Are Our Specialty

At My Gym, every party is a perfectly-designed celebration created especially for YOU! Whether you’re planning your little one’s precious 1st birthday or your big kid’s 8th birthday bash, our talented party professionals will create a unique, exciting, and entertaining program for your child’s special day. In addition to our standard (fabulous!) My Gym games, activities, rides, and circle-time fun, we invite you and your child to actively participate in designing the program of your dreams. Got song requests? Awesome! Have a favorite game? We’ll play it! Working with a theme? We do it all day, every day! We love nothing more than making your birthday wishes come true.

Age: Ages 1-8
Limit on # of Guests: 25 Kids Max
Parking Options: Free Parking Available
Food & Beverage: Variety of party packages, see website for details


Logan Commons

2759 W Armitage Ave, Chicago IL 60647
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Logan Commons is a new, intimate neighborhood event venue nestled in the heart of Logan Square. Accommodating up to 50 people, Logan Commons is perfect for your child’s next birthday party! The space is newly renovated and includes a brand new kitchenette, two large single-occupancy all-gender restrooms (with changing station), and tons of natural light. The property also features an on-site six car parking lot and outdoor space. Bookings include all furniture (five 8 ft tables, 40 chairs, five high boy tables), a professional DJ speaker with easy Bluetooth connection, and high speed wifi. Logan Commons is BYO-approved with no catering restrictions, and is dog-friendly!

Age: All ages (Kids and Adults!)
Limit on # of Guests: 50
Parking Options: On-site 6-car parking lot and free street parking; additional parking options can be arranged for an extra fee
Food & Beverage: Can be arranged for an extra fee
Discount for Chicago Moms Network Followers: 10% off first booking if mention Chicago Moms during initial booking request; valid through 4/30/24


Mr. Dave Music

1935 W. Division, Chicago, IL 60622
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In-studio parties include a 60, 90 or 120-minute celebration with a 30-minute musical performance! Little rock stars will enjoy original and classic tunes, instrument time and a groovy light show complete with bubbles. What’s more? Music lovers can customize their setlist by selecting your child’s favorite songs from a list provided at time of booking.

Our entertainers also can perform for parties that are not held at Mr. Dave Music. Email [email protected] for more details.
Age: Ages 3 months – 5 years
Limit on # of Guests: Party pricing includes up to 16 children and 35 adults plus a 30-minute performance
Parking Options: Street
Food & Beverage: Upon arrival you’ll find tables for food/drinks, an area to display desserts and a shelf for gifts or goodie bags. Plus, seating for littles to devour their birthday treats. Party hosts are welcome to bring munchies, dessert (no smash cakes, please), décor, tableware (cutlery, plates, napkins and tablecloths) and drinks.


Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

2430 N Cannon Drive, Chicago, IL 60614
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Add a little wonder to your special day—celebrate your birthday party at the Nature Museum! We know that birthdays are a big deal and should be special! That’s why we offer a spectacular package to make birthdays fun and memorable. Our unique birthday party package includes: a 2-hour celebration with your guests in a private party room, including a Critter Connection and craft; admission for you and your guests to explore the Museum before, during, and after your party—including the Judy Istock Butterfly Haven; and 30-minute play time in the Hawver and Lacy Families Nature’s PlaySpace!

Age: Children ages 3 to 9

Limit on # of Guests: Maximum of 20 kids and 20 adults

Parking Options: Free street parking on Cannon Drive and paid parking in nearby Chicago Park District maintained lots

Food & Beverage Packages Available: Not at this time



Museum of Ice Cream Chicago

435 N Michigan Ave, Suite G
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We are the only immersive and interactive museum, where you get to play like a kid and eat unlimited ice cream.

Age: Everyone

Limit on # of Guests: None

Parking Options: Spot Hero or The Shops At North Bridge Mall

Food & Beverage: Unlimited ice cream is included in the GA admission. For in-store purchases: Bar (Seasonal cocktails, Sprinkle Pool Sundae and Milkshakes)

Discount for Chicago Moms Network Followers: Chicagomom10 – 10% discount valid till 12/31/2023



Sloomoo Institute

820 N. Orleans St. Chicago, IL 60610

Sloomoo Institute is an immersive slime experience that taps into the joy of slime and multi-sensory play and is the perfect place to host a birthday party! In addition to the decorated, private party room, the event is guided by three “slime-tenders” to offer slime tips and tricks, all guests receive Enhanced Experience tickets to get “slimed” under Sloomoo Falls, and there is a private Elmer’s slime-making class. The space houses several interactive installations centered around slime and the world of ASMR and #satisfying, including Sling Shots, a DIY-Slime Bar, Lake Sloomoo and more gooey fun. Add-ons options for Sloomoo goodie-bags and catering are available. 

Age: 4 and up

Limit on # of Guests: None

Parking Options: Visit the Sloomoo Institute Chicago SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off. 

Food & Beverage:Catering options are available for full buy-out private events. All food/beverages brought to the venue must stay in the private event space. 



Tunes With Tim – Children’s Music Entertainment

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Since 2013, critically acclaimed children’s musician Tunes With Tim, has been using his wide repertoire of classic songs – from nursery rhymes to Beatles tunes – to inspire families and friends of all ages to sing, play & dance together…providing plenty of fun at your little one’s big celebration!

Age: 1-5 years old
Travel Area: Rate & availability varies based on location. Inquire for more information. For a quote, contact Tim with your preferred date(s), time(s) & location(s).
Discount for Chicago Moms Network Followers?: $25 off when mentioning “Chicago Moms Network” with inquiry!


Mary Macaroni Entertainment

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Mary Macaroni is one of Chicago’s premier family entertainers! She is a singer, songwriter, guitarist AND magician known for her catchy sing-a longs and hilarious magic! Her greatest skill is in her connection & rapport with the children she entertains, enthralling & captivating through performance and connection. She was recently voted as “Chicago’s Best Clown” in a vote by ChicagoKids.com.

In her show, kids get to help Mary Macaroni with magic tricks, shake shakers and dance with scarves along to rockin’ tunes and generally have the time of their lives! And she does face painting and balloon sculpting!!

Mary has over 400 appearances a year performing at festivals, birthday parties, corporate family days, libraries, park districts and community concerts as a soloist or with her band, Mary Macaroni and the Impastas! You will see her every summer at Chicago’s great street festivals, including Retro on Roscoe, Do Division, West Fest, Wicker Park Fest, Taste of Polonia, Ben Fest, Green Fest and more. Mary Macaroni has entertained for Carnival Cruise Lines, amusement parks, Navy Pier, Chicago Bulls, Chicago Cubs, Spirit of Chicago and countless other corporate clients.  Her celebrity appearances include Mike Ditka, Bill Nye the Science Guy, Michael Jordan and the children and grandchildren of Jerry Springer, Joan Cusack and Chicago TV personalities, Allison Rosati and Roseanne Tellez. Mary is thrilled to have recently performed for our American troops which took her on a world tour that included Singapore, Diego Garcia and Bahrain.

Age: 0-7 years
Travel Area: No Limit!
Discount for Chicago Moms Network Followers?: 10% Discount 


Skip & Scoot Kids Fitness Through Play!

(708) 274-7742
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Balloon games, obstacle courses, movement songs, relays, parachute, sensory games- oh my! One of our experienced teachers will create and implement a personally tailored kids fitness through play program of fun that is perfect for your group! Adults mingle, kids are engaged and happy, and everyone enjoys themselves! Hire us for your next event and this could be your experience. See you at party time!

Age: 0-8 years
Travel Area: We travel up to 20 minutes, and anything over that is $20 per 30 minutes.


Buddha Belly Kids Yoga

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Buddha Belly Kids Yoga is a mobile yoga & mindfulness company founded by educators and dedicated to nurturing kids’ innate desire for movement and play. Celebrate your birthday with BBKY! An instructor will lead a party on a mutually agreed upon date at your home or other space provided by you. We provide mats, props, and music to ensure a fun-filled yoga celebration. BBKY tailors class to any party theme and provides opportunities for movement, breath work, play, and relaxation. Choose from several packages including storybook yoga, yoga + art, and many more. The birthday person will receive a complimentary BBKY Memory Yoga Card Game.

Age: Toddlers to Teenagers

Travel Area: Chicagoland area, Western Suburbs, North Shore

Discount for Chicago Moms Followers: 10% off



Petite Tables and Chairs

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Age: 1-10
Travel Area: Rate and availability varies based on location. Message or call for more information! 
Other Important Info: We also customize and do crafts and activities on our tables!



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WE EVENTS is a Chicago event planning company that incorporates support of local not-for-profit organizations into their events in a fun and easy way. WE offer mini to full event planning as well as balloon installations, backdrop rentals and custom fabrication for events. 

Age: All Ages!
Travel Area: Everywhere!
Discount for Chicago Moms Network Followers:20% off your first balloon or backdrop rental of $500 or more. Expires April 1, 2024


Let’s Party Chicago

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LET’SPARTY! We got you covered! Leave it to the party experts to have your guests WOWED! We offer full event planning, balloon installations, flower walls, and much more! Get in contact with us to get your event booked!

Age: All Ages!

Travel Area: Everywhere!

Discount for Chicago Moms Network Followers: 20% off your first setup (balloons & backdrop) of $500 or more. Expires June 2024


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